Chelsea and Manchester United snatch tickets to the FA Cup quarter-finals in the last minutes

Football news 28 feb 2024, 16:49
Chelsea clinched victory in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup in the dying moments Photo:

On Wednesday, February 28th, another set of matches for the FA Cup 1/8 finals took place. Chelsea hosted Leeds United at their home ground, while Nottingham Forest faced Manchester United at their own stadium.

Chelsea - Leeds United - 3:2

The visitors started the game better and opened the scoring in the eighth minute after a defensive error by Chelsea. However, the hosts quickly equalized, with the score becoming 1-1 in the 15th minute thanks to a goal from Jackson. The "Blues" dominated possession and controlled the situation. This dominance led to another goal, as Mykola Mudryk put Chelsea ahead in the 37th minute. The teams went into halftime with Chelsea leading 2-1.

In the second half, Leeds United began to act more aggressively. In the 59th minute, the visitors created an opportunity and found a moment to equalize. It seemed like the match was heading towards extra time, but the hosts were against such a scenario. At the beginning of stoppage time, Enzo Fernandes initiated an attack, passed to Galehera, who scored the winning goal in the game.

Chelsea managed to secure their spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals for the 2023-24 season in the dying minutes of the match.

FA Cup. Fifth round

Chelsea - Leeds - 3: 2
Goals: 0:1 - 8 Joseph, 1:1 - 15 Jackson, 2:1 - 37 Mudryk, 2:2 - 59 Joseph, 3:2 - 90 Galagher

Nottingham Forest - Manchester United - 0:1

During the first half, Manchester United dominated possession and had more shots on goal. However, neither team managed to score in the first half. After the break, Manchester United continued to control the game and maintain possession. They struggled to find the crucial goal for a significant period. The Red Devils attempted 11 shots and four shots on target. The decisive goal came in the dying minutes. Following a free-kick, Casemiro found the net for Manchester United in the 89th minute.

Manchester United emerged victorious with a narrow 1-0 scoreline, securing their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals alongside Chelsea.

FA Cup. Fifth round

Nottingham Forest - Manchester United - 0: 1
Goals: 0: 1 - 89 Casemiro

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